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1. ALABAMA: Lane Cake at The Cakerie in Birmingham
If you're a literature junkie, you'll know Lane cake from To Kill a Mockingbird. If you just know really, really great cake, you'll love Alabama Lane cake — especially the "vintage" version crafted at The Cakerie with TLC and lots of bourbon, pecan, and scrumptious vanilla buttercream.

The best part: Lane cake is even better after it sits for a couple of days and the bourbon really soaks in there, but it's pretty tough to not eat it before that.